Click the arrow to watch. Video source: SpaceX YouTube channel.
Just when you think Elon Musk can't blow your mind any more ... He flies a flippered Falcon.
SpaceX posted the above video June 18 on YouTube. It shows the experimental Falcon 9R (the "R" is for reusable) in a 1,000-meter test launch and landing at their McGregor, Texas site.
We saw a 1,000-meter test in May, but this one had fins on it for steering the booster during flight and landing.
SpaceX hopes to soon attempt a controlled landing on a pad at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The company demonstrated a controlled landing in April with a target in the Atlantic Ocean.